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Interview: Billy Corben

by Jake Kring-Schreifels, DJ Sixsmith

WFUV talks to Billy Corben at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival | Flickr :: Rakontur

If you are a sports fan that loves controversial and underexplored stories and topics then you must get to know the work of documentarian Billy Corben. A longtime resident of Miami, Florida, Corben has directed and produced several engaging and mesmerizing films that look into the often dark and hidden underworlds and cultures of college sports, drugs, and money. His biggest features to date are Cocaine Cowboys, The U, and Broke, the latter most recently premiering last fall as part of ESPN’s ongoing crop of “30 for 30” features.

One on One's NFL Friday: Week 2, 2013

by Julian Atienza

Mack Rosenberg and Nolan Silbernagel break down the Jets tough loss in Foxboro and let Jets fans know what they should expect from Geno Smith this year. After the Giants sloppy loss to the Cowboys, the guys tell fans of Big Blue why they shouldn't hit the panic buton yet. 

One on One's NFL Friday: Week 1, 2013

by Julian Atienza

DJ Sixsmith and Nolan Silbernagel get you ready for football season. They tell you how the Cowboys plan to attack the Big Blue defense and what Jets fans can expect from Geno Smith in Week 1. In the Season Predictions Segment, Nolan tells you why he thinks the Jets will finish at .500, despite the circus surrounding the team. Our fantasy expert Bobby Gubin drops by with some players you don't know yet, but will by the end of the season. We end the show on a high note with the first of our weekly picks segment.

Remembering a Legendary Broadcaster

by Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

Marty Glickman spent 12 years at WFUV teaching the student broadcasters the art of doing play-by-play.  He began with Bob Papa and his final pupil was Spero Dedes. Spero gives his recollection of Marty including what he meant to him and his feelings upon seeing the new HBO Documentary "Glickman". You can also hear Bob and Spero talk with Andrew Bogusch and Rich McLaughlin, also students of Marty, in special One on One interviews this past Saturday.

One on One with "Glickman" Director Jim Freedman

by DJ Sixsmith, Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

On August 26 at 9 PM HBO premiered "Glickman" a documentary by James Freedman about the life of broadcaster Marty Glickman. Marty was special to all of us here at WFUV, especially the students he taught in a 12-year period between 1988-2000. 
 
Spero Dedes. Marty's final Fordham pupil, and current student DJ Sixsmith talk with Producer/Director James Freedman about his association with Marty, which began as a 17-year old high school student, They talk about the reason for making the documentary and what it was like to put the film together.
 
Spero's recollections of Marty can be heard in "Remembering a Legendary Broadcaster", elsewhere on the website.
 

Good Like Glickman

by Bob Ahrens

WFUV Sports

Marty Glickman was a great athlete, a great broadcaster and a great broadcast coach. His prowess on the football field and in track is well documented.  The Olympic snub shall forever remain an embarrassment to the USOC.  “Swish”, “good, like Nedicks”. “It’s high enough, it’s deep enough, it’s good” and “a couple a-three yards” became part of New York broadcasting lexicon.  He created the method and set the standard for broadcasting basketball on the radio and he was the reason people turned down the TV sound to hear Giants’ football on the radio.

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.

Volunteering at the Barclays

by Nolan Silbernagel

WFUV Sports

Pierre Davis, who was the halfback for the Rams football team in the late 1970’s, visited Kenny Ducey and myself in the Media Center at the Barclays Golf Tournament.  Davis, who entered the Fordham Hall of Fame in 1984, is also the Head of Volunteers at the tournament.  He told us what the duties of the volunteers were, how many of them were actually golf fans. He exlained why pictures of players on the course aren’t allowed.